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Not sure if your indoor
cats are just play wrestling or actually getting ready to erupt into a full-blown fight?
Here’s a clue: listen.
Cats who play wrestle behave like feline mimes. They will tumble and paw thump without emitting yowls or meows.
Dr. Sophia Yin, a veterinary behaviorist who serves on the executive board for the
American Veterinary Society of Animal Behavior, shares a few other clues that point to a friendly tussle rather than a real
I recently spotted my cats, Murphy and Zeki, playfully wrestling in a hallway, so I recorded them. Their silent melee drew the attention of my two
dogs, Chipper and Cleo, who (as the below video of the feline acrobatics depicts) assessed the situation and walked away.
dogs, cats need
physical exercise to keep their muscles toned as well as fend off boredom. Plus, cats form select friendships with other felines, which they exhibit through mutual grooming — and the occasional mock fight.
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